Tag Archives: Insect Management

Farming Isn’t Easy

amanda huber

In this issue of Peanut Grower, there is a lot of news about pesticides that reinforces my belief that it is getting more difficult to use products that you may have been using for decades. For example, on page 14, you can read more about the new regulations that will apply to paraquat by the fall. Additional training and certification ... Read More »

Be Ready For Soil Insects

Know the conditions favorable for these yield robbers and what to look for when scouting. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • Soil insects are somewhat unpredictable, but producers are likely to see one or more of them in their fields this year. The primary pests to be prepared for are the peanut burrower bug, lesser cornstalk borer, southern corn rootworm and ... Read More »

T hink Inside And Outside T he Box

jerry adams, south carolina crop consultant

It’s that time of year again. Planting is right around the corner. Florence and Michael have come and gone. What’s going to be different this year? When planting time rolls around, calibration is key to getting the most “bang out of the buck.” The first factor that should be considered is something a grower can control, according to experienced crop ... Read More »

Be In The Know On Weeds

FloRun 331 peanut variety

Although we are still a few months from peanut planting, it is a good time to think about principles for successful weed management. Preplant and at-plant considerations are as follows 1. Know your weeds. Successful weed management starts with knowing the types of weeds we need to control. Many weeds look similar, but may respond differently to mechanical and chemical ... Read More »

APRES Turns 50

American Peanut Research and Education Society logo

Society meetings continue to foster collaborative efforts and creative solutions to industry challenges. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • The American Peanut Research Education Society celebrates 50 years of work, study, research, learning and accomplishments around one of the most important and beloved crops: the peanut. To mark the Golden Anniversary, a program highlighting the past accomplishments in the industry and ... Read More »

Don’t Wait On Weeds

palmer pigweed

Depending on weather and field conditions in May, there can be a wide range of peanut sizes and ages moving into June and July. Peanuts in the V-C region most likely will be four to six weeks old in mid-June. Hopefully, herbicide programs used at planting have performed well. The same is true for thrips control. For fields where weeds ... Read More »

Economically Important Arthropod Pests

worm pest of peanuts

Insects and mites can cause severe economic loss, but not every field will be infested with damaging populations every year. Pest species also vary from year to year and field to field within a year. Understanding the risk factors that contribute to pest outbreaks and weekly scouting are the foundations of successful insect management. Read More »

Four Keys To Success

peanut field

The relationship between peanut yield and insect management is complicated.  • By Amanda Huber • University of Georgia Extension entomologist Mark Abney offers four keys to successful insect management in 2018. Read More »

Planting Speed Comparison

key considerations for planting

Adequate stands can mean the difference between great yields and average yields. Last year, seed quality and weather played a role in skippy stands resulting in greater tomato spotted wilt virus and decreased yield in some fields. Based on the quality of the 2017 peanut crop, hopefully skippy stands because of poor germination and/or low vigor seed will be minimal. ... Read More »